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A 25-year-old female asked:

I seem to always get bacterial infections after my monthly why is that?

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Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
PH changes: I've seen this in other patients. Likely due to ph changes in the vagina following menstruation. I would approach this from a homeopathic direction and try to encourage your natural vaginal flora. Changes in diet, exercise, alcohol and stress, can all affect the bacteria of the vagina. You can also try vaginal suppositories of lactobaccilli.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How does one get bacterial infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue.
A 30-year-old male asked:

Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips ?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Fingertips: are repeatedly in contact with bacteria. Most surfaces that your fingertips touch are contaminated with bacteria. Tiny (even microscopic) breaks in the skin of your fingertips can result in bacteria causing an infection. Anything that results in drying of the skin or friction on the fingertips makes it more likely for a bacterial infection to occur. Prevent with frequent hand washing and moisture

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